BWW Review: HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO & THIRD COAST PERCUSSION BLEND THEIR TALENTS INTO A FASCINATING EVENT  at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO & THIRD COAST PERCUSSION BLEND THEIR TALENTS INTO A FASCINATING EVENT at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 16, 2019

Hubbard Street, a well-established Contemporary Dance Company presents an interesting collage of dance pieces that are demanding technique-wise yet so fluid and rhythmic they make it look effortless and fresh. I say collage because the evening painted a bigger picture through each piece, making it complete by the finish. The sixteen dancers are amazing physical interpreters of a feeling, a mood, an emotion, a vibe. They are strong, versatile and vibrant. The pieces by themselves are each complex, deep, bold, unique; with maximum controlled energy, extreme focus and inner and outer strength required, or rather, mandatory to perform them. That verbiage might seem a bit jumbled, but it's what I felt after seeing these dancers perform... (That's my stream-of-consciousness statement) (more...)

Kennedy Holmes Added To St. Louis Arts Awards Line-upKennedy Holmes Added To St. Louis Arts Awards Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Kennedy Holmes, finalist of season 15 on NBC's The Voice, has been added to the entertainment line-up at the Arts and Education Council's St. Louis Arts Awards on January 21. She will perform alongside acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Martin, a 2012 Excellence in the Arts recipient. The performance is a nod to Lifetime Achievement in the Arts recipient Ken Page, with whom Holmes appeared in The Muny's "Aida" in 2016, and Champion of the Arts recipient Sue Greenberg, company manager at The Muny and executive director of St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. (more...)

The Wallis Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast PercussionThe Wallis Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the highly anticipated West Coast premiere of excerpts from the first collaboration between the acclaimed Chicago-based company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, considered a major force in contemporary dance, and Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion with three performances on Thursday, January 10 through Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Dec 11, 2018

LOVE, FACTUALLY's myriad storylines travel at the speed of light, leaving its audience dazed and amused. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Adrienne Haan has most recently been cited as “one of the best cabaret performers in New York City today” by Wolf Entertainment Guide, “an entertainer of the highest caliber” by Cabaret Scenes and “quite original with a large vocal range, electrifying personality and enormous dramatic talent” by the New York Concert Review. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

On Nov. 19, 2018, the 46th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre were held at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. On Kentucky Avenue, a new original musical created by Jeree Wade and written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, was nominated for 10 AUDELCO Awards, taking home a total of six, the highest number of wins for the evening, including for "Best Musical." (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 11- Happy Birthday, Jerome Robbins!VIDEO: On This Day, October 11- Happy Birthday, Jerome Robbins!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018

Born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, Robbins was one of the major forces in 20th century performing arts. He received world renown for his choreography for New York City Ballet, where he spent much of his creative life, as well as for his work with American Ballet Theatre, Ballets: U.S.A., and other dance companies around the world. He received equal acclaim for his work as a director and choreographer of Broadway musicals, plays, movies, and television, winning five Tony Awards and two Academy Awards, as well as numerous other honors including the Handel Medallion of the City of New York (1976), the Kennedy Center Honors (1981), and the National Medal of the Arts (1988). (more...)

MRT Presents Reading of Jack Kerouac's THE HAUNTED LIFEMRT Presents Reading of Jack Kerouac's THE HAUNTED LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present a developmental reading of Sean Daniels' stage adaptation of Jack Kerouac's The Haunted Life at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at the Comley-Lane Theatre at UMass Lowell. (more...)

Actor, Director, Singer, and Choreographer Maurice Hines Comes to The TriadActor, Director, Singer, and Choreographer Maurice Hines Comes to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Legendary actor, director, singer & choreographer Maurice Hines is set to play The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) on Saturday 8/25 at 7pm. Hines is the brother of the late dancer Gregory Hines and best known for starring in Frances Ford Coppola's 'The Cotton Club', Broadway's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' 'Eubie' 'Jelly's Last Jam' & 'Uptown. He will be joined by The Diva Orchestra starring Sherrie Maracle; tickets are $25-$150 and can be purchased online at www.TriadNYC.com. Lee Summers and Peter Martin are producers. (more...)

Steve Wilson Confirms Concerts In DC And NYC, Collaborations With Billy Childs And Chick Corea, And Expansion Of Educational EffortsSteve Wilson Confirms Concerts In DC And NYC, Collaborations With Billy Childs And Chick Corea, And Expansion Of Educational Efforts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson looks forward to an active Fall/Winter, as he confirms headlining concerts at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. and at Jazz Standard in New York City, as well as collaborations with Billy Childs and Chick Corea, and an expansion of his ongoing educational efforts. (more...)

Richard Kind & Lucy DeVito Join Aug. 18 CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHYRichard Kind & Lucy DeVito Join Aug. 18 CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has an upcoming NYC show on Saturday, August 18 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which will feature stars of stage & screen Richard Kind & Lucy DeVito who will join previously announced Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Alysia Reiner (Better Things, Orange is the New Black), Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel, and New York writer Michael Musto. (more...)

Mario Cantone, Jackie Hoffman & More Set CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHYMario Cantone, Jackie Hoffman & More Set CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has an upcoming NYC show on Saturday,  August 18 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which will feature stars of stage & screen including Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Emmy-nominee Jackie Hoffman (Feud, current Off-Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof), Alysia Reiner (Better Things, Orange is the New Black), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Veep), 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel, and New York writer Michael Musto. (more...)

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018/19 SeasonYounes & Soraya Nazarian Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Continuing the momentum created with the current season launch of its Music Knows No Borders series, Executive Director Thor Steingraber unveils the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 Season, which features four world premieres, two American premieres, several of the world's greatest orchestras, innovative jazz programs, two tributes to Hollywood legends, Broadway classics plus artists from 18 different nations who will appear on stage at The Soraya next season.  New Subscription Series tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018. (more...)

Michael Urie, Tate Donovan, Marsha Mason, and More Set For Celebrity Autobiography ShowsMichael Urie, Tate Donovan, Marsha Mason, and More Set For Celebrity Autobiography Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has two NYC shows on June 2 and June 4 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which will feature stars of stage & screen including Michael Urie, 4-time Oscar-nominee Marsha Mason, Tate Donovan, Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba, Emmy-nominee Jackie Hoffman (FX's Feud), John Fugelsang (SiriusXM Insight), Grammy Award-winner Peter Asher, Alysia Reiner (Better Things, Orange is the New Black), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Veep), 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. Tickets are $80, $60 & $40 (plus a two-drink min.) and can be purchased at www.CelebrityAutobiography.com. (more...)

'Ballet Stars Of New York' Come To Koger'Ballet Stars Of New York' Come To Koger
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Five principal dancers from the New York City Ballet, including 2017 Tony nominee Robert Fairchild, will grace the Koger Center stage April 15, as the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 13th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance. (more...)

MRT Announced 40th Anniversary SeasonMRT Announced 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2018-19 Season of seven plays, celebrating the company's 40th Anniversary Season bringing the best new plays and musicals from national artists to Lowell and the entire Merrimack Valley region. (more...)

Jack Kerouac's THE HAUNTED LIFE To Premiere In Author's Hometown In Merrimack Repertory Theatre's 40th Anniversary SeasonJack Kerouac's THE HAUNTED LIFE To Premiere In Author's Hometown In Merrimack Repertory Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces the first work of its 2018-19 40th Season as a brand new adaptation of Jack Kerouac's lost novel The Haunted Life. The novel was inspired by the author's childhood and upbringing in Lowell, Massachusetts, and then thought lost. The recently discovered manuscript was put together with letters and outlines by Associate Professor of English at UMass Lowell Todd F. Tietchen, and published by Da Capo Press. (more...)

BWW Review: A Valentine for Romeo And Juliet From New York City BalletBWW Review: A Valentine for Romeo And Juliet From New York City Ballet
by Marsha Volgyi - Feb 19, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the David H. Koch Theater, New York City Ballet featured Romeo and Juliet - a ballet in two acts. It was based on the play by William Shakespeare, music by Sergei Prokofiev, and choreography by Peter Martins.  The scenery was created by Per Kirkeby and the costumes were by Per Kirkeby and Kirsten Lund Nielsen.  The orchestra was conducted by Andrew Litton. The curtain opened to reveal blood red trees and background. This visual was brilliantly conceived by Mr. Kirkeby. It foreshadowed the "flames of lost love and passion". It's opening musical strains evoked a myriad of ominous events yet to occur in the lives of these two star-crossed young people and their families. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Rachel Dratch & More Set for March Celebrity Autobiography ShowsJaneane Garofalo, Rachel Dratch & More Set for March Celebrity Autobiography Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has two NYC shows on March 5 and March 10 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which will feature Susan Lucci, Janeane Garofalo, Josh Lucas (currently starring opposite Uma Thurman on Broadway in The Parisian Woman), Ralph Macchio, Rachel Dratch, Tate Donovan, Jackie Hoffman (FX's Feud), John Fugelsang (host of Page 6 TV), Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Third Coast Percussion Propels An Aquatic Adventure With 'Paddle To The Sea' On Cedille RecordsThird Coast Percussion Propels An Aquatic Adventure With 'Paddle To The Sea' On Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Grammy Award winners for their Steve Reich Cedille Records debut, Third Coast Percussion launches listeners on an imaginative water-borne adventure with their new album, Paddle to the Sea, available February 9, 2018. (more...)

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